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Police Logs

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one- vehicle crash that occurred about 9:17 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 1 Vaux Avenue in Tremont.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nicholas W. Mindler, 25, of Tremont, was operating a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck when it struck car parked in front of the above address.

Mindler was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. The DUI charge is pending test results, troopers said.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on drug arrests made by officers, one stemming back to September of last year.

Police said on Sept. 1, a traffic stop was made along SR940 in Pocono Summit for an equipment violation. At the stop the two occupants of the vehicle appeared nervous. The two were identified as Patricia Kelly, 57, and Samantha Walter, 22, both of Wilkes-Barre. Kelly consented to a search of her vehicle.

Found in the vehicle were 310 psudephedrine sudafed pills and alprazolam tablets. Police learned the sudafed pills were going to be used for a meth lab.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two-vehicle crash along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 11:05 a.m.

Troopers said Margaret R. Halko, 44, of Springfield, Delaware County, was stopped in the southbound lane near Towamensing Trail, when her 2008 Honda Odyssey was struck in the rear by a 1994 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck driven by Kyle R. McHale, 20, of Stroudsburg.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Tamaqua woman has been cited after police found her walking in the middle of the roadway on Railroad Street early Saturday morning.

An officer was on patrol at 12:55 a.m. when he saw Kayla Michelle Hoover, 20, of 115 W. Rowe St., walking in the middle of the street. Hoover then allegedly went to the side, peering into the windows of a parked pickup truck. The officers stopped and questioned Hoover, who said she was on her way home.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Carbon County residence.

Troopers said a home along Black Walnut Lane, in Penn Forest Township, was entered about 8:14 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. As the criminals entered the home an alarm system sounded.

The intruders took some property from the home before the arrival of troopers. The home is owned by Robert M. Kessler, 64, of Quakertown.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One person was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, along Summer Hill Road, in South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Salvador C. Ingaglio, 54, of Auburn, was driving a 1986 Jeep Laredo eastbound with ice and snow covering portions of the road. Ingaglio lost control and the vehicle began to slid sideways down a hill, then went up an embankment and rolled over one time before coming to rest partially on the embankment and partially blocking the westbound lane.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rush Township police report that on Feb. 19 at 6:18 p.m., Barty Lee Heiser, 52, of Mahanoy City, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and summary traffic offenses after being stopped on SR54.

Heiser was taken back to the police station for a breath test. The test results were a .155 percent.

Monday, February 21, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a handgun. Troopers also reported on other incidents.

Jeremy Robert Landis, 25, of Countryside Drive, in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, reported his 40-caliber Beretta handgun was stolen sometime between Feb. 2 and 7.

Monday, February 21, 2011

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Fern Ridge, on Thursday, Feb. 17 sometime between 1-1:30 p.m. Brice House of Effort, threatened to kill both Ashley Knibbs of Effort and Keith Rebori of Brodheadsville by shooting them in the head at 10 Steven Court in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Charges were filed with district court 43-3-04.

Monday, February 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on a criminal mischief incident that occurred at a location in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the incident occurred at 2058 Long Run Road, in North Manheim Township. Unknown criminals cut a sensor and several spark plug wires on the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am parked at that location. The incident occurred sometime between Feb. 11 and 18. The listed victim is George Earhart, of Schuylkill Haven.